Henderson State University

1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, AR

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Henderson State University is a public college that has a large selection of programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in a predominantly rural area. Enrollment at Henderson State University is nearly three thousand yearly.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Henderson State University offers:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 1255 to 1619 on the SAT and in a range of 18 to 24 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to Henderson State University. An estimated 60% of all students that applied were admitted at Henderson State University, with 41% of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at getreddie.com.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay nearly $6,000, while out-of-state residents pay $11,000 per year. Students attending this school may qualify for aid which is usually grants and loans.

The Henderson State University Reddies participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates Henderson State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Henderson State University has a total student population of about 3,500, where graduate students make up roughly 22% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $6,200-$7,500
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $13,000-$15,370
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $210-$250 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $430-$510 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$8,814
Receiving Student Loans62%$5,276

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Henderson State University may provide student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Henderson State University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 29%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years14%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Henderson State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (367)
  • Basketball (367)
  • Football (367)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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